As a homeowner one of the things you probably dreamed about while shopping for your home was enjoying time out in your yard, looking at the scenery around you, appreciating the peace and the fact that you own this plot of land. But depending on where you live this dream can be interrupted by the reality of harsh summers where the sun beats down on you and makes it hard to enjoy being outside. That’s why we’ve come up with a wide range of options to make your yard a little more comfortable by creating shade that you can relax under for a cooler experience.
One option is the natural way of doing things, planting trees that will provide you with the shade you are after. This is especially great if you like nature and would like to see more of it on your property. The downside is that it takes some time for trees to grow large enough to provide much shade. There’s also the matter of location, you might want to stay close to your home but it’s not always the best idea to grow larger trees too close to your home for a number of reasons. So it’s worth consideration but it isn’t a perfect solution.
If you want something easier you should look into umbrellas. You might automatically think of the type of umbrella you carry when it rains and those will do the job, but if you want something a little more heavy duty there are lots of options. You can have umbrellas built into your property for more permanency, so you don’t have to worry too much about them being damaged. Of course you’ll have to pay more for these heavier options but it’s worth the money. Another advantage of umbrellas is that you can usually open and and close them depending on the feeling you’re going for, though not all models have this option so consider this when you are shopping.
Taking things even farther you can build awnings right into your home for a sturdy and reliable source of shade. Compared to umbrellas this option can be more expensive but it can be worth it if you don’t like the look or feel of umbrellas, since awnings in Perth can usually shade a larger area. There’s also the fact that awnings are built into the home, so they have to be closer to your house which may or may not work depending on what you’re going for.
Each of these options is worth consideration, you may even find that your house could benefit from using all three. There are also other options available, if you are in the market for a sun shade a quick online search or a trip to a store that sells them will reveal a wide array of options. You want to find something that helps you feel comfortable without hurting the look of your home. So as you look ask yourself two main questions, how it will help you relax on hot days and how it will look even when the sky is cloudy.